Audi A7 review - can it match rivals from BMW and Mercedes?
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Is there such a thing as too much choice? Audi clearly doesn't think so. The German firm's range already consists of 20 different body styles, and now there's a new one to choose from -- the new, Mercedes CLS-rivalling A7 Sportback.
Audi A7 v Mercedes CLS v Porsche Panamera review - Auto Express
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It's the car that takes Audi into yet another niche, but has the A7 got
what it takes to outmanoeuvre quirky rivals like the Mercedes CLS and
Porsche Panamera? Watch our group test video above to find out.
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This is the new Audi RS7 and its arch-rival, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Both
are powered by turbocharged V8 engines
and have over 500bhp -but do they really justify their nearly £100,000
price tags? Watch our video review to find out.
The BMW M6 costs just under £98,000 and features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 552bhp and 680Nm of torque. It'll
sprint from 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of
The Audi has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
yet despite being down on capacity compared to the BMW it produces the same
bhp and has even more torque with a huge 700Nm. Once again top speed is
limited to 155mph, but it hits 60 in just 3.9 seconds.
So, what's the Audi like to drive? Well, the first thing is that it's so
hard to use the performance on the road - it's just so fast that it's
impossible to put it into use.
The one thing the Audi does have is quattro all-wheel drive and a clever
sport differential - that means it doesn't have any of the traction issues
that you get in the M6, and it doesn't work it's stability control as hard.
There's lots of grip, but the problem is it's just a bit inert - there's
not a lot of feel in the steering.
Also, the suspension is a bit odd. The ride isn't great - in fact it's
pretty awful - and all in all it's not a particularly engaging car despite
its speed. It's quite hard to love this car despite the fact that the
engine is so great.
So how does the BMW compare? If anything the BMW engine has a little bit
more character than the Audi engine and there's certainly more fizz to the
driving experience. It's not perfect and it troubles the traction control
quite a lot on a wet road, though.
The biggest problem for this car in a way, though isn't the Audi - it's the
M6's sister car, the M5. This car is substantially more expensive than the
M5 - about £25,000 more than an M5 - and it doesn't offer a huge amount
more in terms of driving.
So the BMW is the best to drive but it's also the nicest to sit in, with
its stylish interior and sporty wrap-around cockpit. The Audi's still feels
posh and is loaded with gadgets but it lacks the BMW's wow factor. However
with its hatchback boot the Audi is the more practical of the pair.
It might cost a lot more money than the BMW M5 but we'd go for the M6 Gran
Coupe - it looks great, sounds fantastic and most importantly it's more fun
to drive than the Audi RS7.
New Mercedes S-Class vs Audi A8 vs Range Rover - Auto Express
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Ever since the first Mercedes S-Class arrived in 1972 it has dominated the
Luxury car sector -- until the excellent Range Rover came along recently.
So can this new one regain its crown?
The Range Rover sets the benchmark for the Mercedes to beat. And starting
at around £70,000, this TDV6 Vogue is our pick of the range. By comparison
the long wheelbase A8 3.0-litre TDI SE seems a bit of a bargain. At less
than £64,000 it's the least expensive car here.
The Mercedes S350 L SE costs two thousand pounds more than the Audi, but
the S-Class is undoubtedly the most luxurious. The Range Rover comes and
impressive second though, with the A8 third.
The S-Class is offered with range of seating options. This one has the
£4000 Executive Seat package but can pay even more to make them recline up
to 43.5 degrees -- that's more than in any other car.
The Audi doesn't have such versatile seats but in the back it's no less
spacious than the Mercedes. It may be big on the outside but the Range
Rover has 80mm less rear legroom than the two Germans.
Bearing in mind that these cars are comfy cruisers, the Mercedes is the
best to drive, followed by the Range Rover and finally the Audi -- on
account of its sporty edge.
Both the Audi A8 and the Range Rover are gadget-laden. You can get posh
stereos, high tech screens, surround cameras and huge sunroofs in those
cars, but being the newest the Mercedes has an advantage. It gets the
latest displays, most advanced nigh vision system and even hot stone
So the S-Class leads the field for technology as well as being the most
luxurious plus the best to drive and to be driven in. But there's just one
last thing we need to consider.
The S-Class's boot capacity is a respectable 510-litres, which is the same
as the Audi A8. However, the Range Rover has a 909-litre capacity and, with
the seats folded, can swallow 2,030 litres.
That means the Range Rover is the most practical and overall it's a better
luxury car than the Audi A8. The thing is though, the Mercedes S-Class is
BMW M5 700 mile review - Auto Express
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We've already tested the new BMW M5 both on track and on road. And yes,
with a 552bhp twin-turbo V8 it has
But what is it like to live with and how does it cope over really long
distances? Is the new BMW M5 really the continent-slayer its predecessor --
with its limited range, manic engine and firm suspension -- failed to be?
There's only one way to find out: a mammoth road test from the Pyrenees in
northern Spain all way back to the UK.
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2014 Audi RS7: Top Speed Bahnstorming in Germany! - Ignition Ep. 80
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new Audi RS7 through
over 500 miles of German roads, including top-speed blasts on the
unrestricted Autobahn. With 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of
torque from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter
V-8, the RS7 eclipses even the R8's 5.2-liter V-10 in power delivery. We
find out just how monstrous the resulting acceleration is -- as well as the
top speed -- though the green countryside of southern Germany.
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2013 Audi A7 3.0 BiTurbo TDI (313hp) - DRIVE & SOUND (1080p FULL HD)
The full Autobahn and country road drive with the 2013 Audi A7 3.0 Bi-turbo TDI ("BiTDI") with 313hp and 650Nm of
torque.This time in a A7 Sportback which had the optional S-Line package
and therefore runs on 265 / 35 / R20 wheels. Acceleration is really
impressive while the Exhaust plays a
lovley sound. Compared to the 245hp Diesel (7-speed S-Tronic) in A6 and A7
this car offers the 8-speed automatic which makes the ride more comfortable
than the S-Tronic variants. The built in S-Line Suspension was stable but a
bit to uncomfortable, therefore I would suggest taking the Sport Suspension
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garages into art galleries. Tom Voelk checks out this supercharged piece of
sculpture which is quite possibly the best looking hatchback to ever grace
Maybach 62 Test Drive (And Ride!) with Chris Moran
An in-depth review of the 2005 Maybach 62 with Chris Moran
Maybach was one of the world's most exquisite nameplates in the 1920s and
'30s. The original company was founded by Karl Maybach — the son of
Wilhelm Maybach, who developed the first Mercedes.
Some people were surprised when Maybachs returned in the form of two
closely related, all-new ultraluxury sedans. Each posh sedan is filled with
nearly every sort of comfort and convenience feature offered in a motorcar.
Ostensibly a product of DaimlerChrysler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company,
the modern-day Maybach is actually considered a make of its own.
Maybachs come in two sizes: the regular Type 57 and the extended-length
Type 62. Each model designation indicates the car's length in meters: 5.73
for the Type 57 and 6.17 for the Type 62. Special features include
electronic braking and an Airmatic Dual Control air suspension.
A rearview parking-assist camera is available in the 2005 model. Standard
equipment now includes Robbe & Berking beverage flutes and a handcrafted
Dunhill Collection umbrella. Standard Sirius Satellite Radio includes a
Only one or two Maybachs per day are built at a state-of-the-art facility
in Germany. Mercedes-Benz dealers must sign separate agreements to sell
According to the manufacturer, Maybach styling balances classic and
avant-garde features. The doors, hood and fenders are made of aluminum.
Maybach says a primary goal was to deliver an "entirely new definition of
Twelve body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes may be
specified. Bi-xenon headlights are standard. The regular-size Type 57 is
225.3 inches long overall, uses a 133.5-inch wheelbase and rides on 19-inch
tires. A standard power-closing feature pulls the door shut from the first
As many as 100 items inside the Maybach are trimmed with exotic woods.
Buyers can mix options with the immense standard-equipment list in numerous
combinations. Available accessories include a luggage set, a sterling
silver champagne goblet, a humidor, a golf bag and a fluffy travel rug.
Buyers may choose from six Grand Nappa leather colors and three types of
wood. All four standard seats are heated, and active seat ventilation is
Occupants can luxuriate in reclining rear seats. A television with a
9.5-inch TFT flat screen includes a DVD player. Interior features also
include four-zone climate control with two air-conditioning units, a
refrigerated compartment, a cordless phone with two handsets and a
21-speaker Bose Dolby sound system. Each sedan also has the Tele Aid
emergency communication system and the Comand integrated control system,
which are available for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Under the Hood
Breathing with the assistance of twin turbochargers, the 5.5-liter V-12 produces 550 horsepower and 663
pounds-feet of torque. It teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission.
Maybach claims the Type 57 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.2
Ten airbags, including two adaptive front airbags, four side-impact
airbags, and front and rear side curtain-type airbags, are installed.
2012 Audi A7 vs. 2011 Jaguar XJ vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550
Meet the 2012 Audi A7, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550, and 2011 Jaguar XJ -- the
automotive equivalent of haute couture. We take the three luxo sedans out
to determine which one is the best all-around sedan.
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Mercedes CLS vs Audi A7 Sportback - English subtitled
De confrontatie waar ze bij Audi en Mercedes al lang naar uitkijken! De
Audi A7 Sportback neemt het op tegen de nieuwe Mercedes CLS. We vergelijken
de gelikte carrosserieën met V6 benzinemotor. Mooie auto's, mooie motoren
en schitterende beelden.
2012 Audi A7 Test Drive & Review
The brand new 2012 Audi A7 is in! We take a look at the beautiful new
4-door hatchback from Audi to see how it feels in person.
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Like the idea of a large executive car, but can't quite see yourself behind
the wheel of a large, heavy saloon? Then the Audi A7 is for you, it's
Audi's answer to cars like the Mercedes CLS and BMW 5-Series GT, both of
which are subtly different to the A7 in terms of concept. Practicality is
good, with a 535 litre boot, and the car is comfortable and relaxing to
FIRST REVIEW: 2012 Audi A6-BMW 5-Series Beater?
Agent 001 of AutoSpies.com was in beautiful Sciacca, Sicily this Valentines
weekend to test the 2012 Audi A6 for the first time. Is it a BMW 5-Series
beater??? Full review and over 600 photos at www.AutoSpies.com